to chase down a mammoth 321 in 40 overs in order to get a bonus point and
stay afloat in the tri-series, India rode on Virat Kohli's unbeaten 133
off 86 balls to snatch an incredible victory in only 36.4 overs.
said the top-order comprising Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam
Gambhit provided the right kind of start to his side's chase.
10 overs, we got the 90-odd runs on the board. It was a great start and we
just need to carry on the momentum. Sachin, Sehwag gave us the good start
and then Gambhir chipped in with useful contribution," he said.
said that he wanted to keep Sri Lanka down to 270 after winning the toss
but failed to do it.
"We wanted to keep them down to 250, maximum
270. We knew we had the firepower, but still 320 was more than we could
digest. But once we got that start, we knew we could kick on," he said.
Indian skipper added that with their hopes of advancing to the finals of
the tri-series hanging on the result of Australia-Sri Lanka match on
Friday, they would like to spend a couple of days shopping.
are going on a couple of days of shopping, and some practice at the same
time. It's not in our hands now," he said.